Research sheds new light on asymmetric school weeks

A report highlighting the benefits and challenges resulting from asymmetric school weeks has been published by Yr Athrofa: Centre for Education (University of Wales Trinity Saint David). The value of asymmetric school weeks: Lessons learned from schools in Wales builds on the nation’s ambitious education reform agenda, and offers unique reflections on two pioneering approaches…

Logging in to lockdown teaching

Following the Welsh Government’s decision to re-open Wales’ schools on June 29th, Nerys Defis considers some of the challenges of remote learning and its impact on schools, teachers, pupils and parents… For some, the re-opening of schools in Wales at the end of June signals a return to some normality, following disruption caused by the…

Changing cultures: recognising the ‘slowliness of learning’

Professional development of the education workforce will be crucial to the successful implementation of Wales’ new national curriculum. But learning is a gradual process that can’t be rushed, according to Catherine Kucia… ‘Wellbeing’ is no doubt one of the current buzzwords in education. A recent Twitter educhat (@networkEDcymru) highlighted that teachers from across Wales had…

Study visit puts Welsh education on the world map

UWTSD academics have visited Australia to learn from colleagues and share developments relating to Wales’ education reform journey. Staff from Yr Athrofa: Institute of Education and Humanities had a paper accepted at the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) annual conference – which brings together education experts from across the world. One of the…

Inspiring children to love reading and writing

Pop Up Projects, in association with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD), has presented a series of workshops for teachers and authors to explore, engage and experiment with ways to bring books to life.  Pop Up Lab took the form of a one-day practice-sharing conference, held in Swansea’s Village Hotel, enabling participants to…